MRC Unit The Gambia learns with Concern Armed Robbery at our Keneba Field Station

Professor Umberto D’Alessandro Unit Director, MRCG

MRC Unit The Gambia learns with shock of an attack on our Keneba field station in the region Lower River of The Gambia by armed men in the early hours of Friday, 23rd February 2024.

Our staff and patients in the wards were not harmed. However, the perpetrators broke into our garage and drove away in an MRC pickup truck with licence plate, 257.

“I strongly condemn this attack and urge the security to continue to ensure the safety of our communities and to safeguard the peace”, Professor Umberto D’Alessandro, Unit Director.

We have notified all national security agents who are currently investigating the matter.

Our Keneba field station provides critical health care services to the community and neighbouring satellite villages. MRCG has been in The Gambia for more than 75 years delivering life changing health care support and research aimed at reducing the burden of illness and improve lives.

We will remain alert and provide the security with the support they need to hold the perpetuators accountable.

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